DWC Accepting QME Application on October 29, 2016

Newsline No.: 2016-71                                               Date: July 13, 2016 The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is now accepting applications for the Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) examination on October 29. QMEs are independent physicians certified by the DWC Medical Unit to conduct medical evaluations of injured workers. Applications for the QME exam may be downloaded from the DWC […]

2004 Work Comp Reforms

Workers’ compensation costs became a focal point during the California recall of Governor Davis in 2003, California instituted its own reforms to combat rising workers’ compensation costs.  Reforms in 2004 allowed employers rather than the employees to choose the doctors, required workers to show what percentage of the injury occurred on the job, and limited the […]